|Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!Autumn is upon us and October has quietly stepped in. I’m looking forward to gorgeous colored leaves, crisp days, sweaters, and soup! Here’s what’s happening…
10/2 – The Purple Onion – Saluda, NC
10/3 – Pine Ridge House Concerts – Clinton, TN
10/4 – House Concert – Central, SC
10/5 – UU of Transylvania County – Brevard, NC
10/10 – Square in the Circle Concerts – Tacoma Park, MD
10/11 – Concert at Sunset Lake Clubhouse – Holly Springs, NC
10/12 – Six String Presents at 54 West – Graham, NC
10/16-19 – Far West Folk Alliance Conference – Oakland, CA
10/25 – Majestic Theatre – Corvallis, OR
10/26 – Mt Pisgah Arboretum Mushrom Festival – Eugene, OR
1. GRATITUDE…I am so unbelievable grateful for my life in music and for all who support me and cheer me on! September was off-the-charts awesome, and I have many to thank. Special thanks to Dan & Krista and all at the Four Corners Folk Festival; to Lisa & Loren; to Brad and the crew at Sisters Folk Festival and Americana Song Academy – it was the best year yet!; to the most amazing team of staff at song camp, and a very inspiring and generous group of instructors; to the best band in the universe (Merlin, Milo, Tyler, Peter, and Flood) for rocking Sisters with me; to all the artists who generously gave of their time and their hearts at the Sisters Folk Fest Sunday Community Celebration; to Route 5 NW Wine Bar; to Wayne and all at the Clark County Folk Festival; to Robert and the Local Roots Radio Show and all who performed that magical night at the Alberta Street Pub; to Steve & Jean at Quantam Arts and to Sally at the Atrium; to Frank & Sunnie and everyone at the Bull Moose; to Wayne & Debbie and crew at the Lyons Fork; to the Great Laura and Michael Grace, and to Ocea and family. I couldn’t have done it without you!
2. THE NEWS… I’m excited to announce my radio campaign with my buddy Erik Balkey of Hudson Harding Music for the new CD “Sometimes Love”! Erik has built a great reputation as a radio promoter (as well as a songwriter!) and has fostered good relationships with the DJs at folk radio. Erik mailed out about 200 CDs to radio stations all over the country, mostly NPR and non-commercial. Folk DJs are a dedicated bunch of folks who are usually volunteers and do what they do for the love of the music. Here’s hoping my new music lands softly and receives much support! I’m working on getting a list of those stations if you’d like to call and request a song! 🙂
Another exciting piece of news is that I have been selected as an official showcase artist for the FAR-West (Folk Alliance Region West) Music Conferenece in at the Marriott City Center in Oakland, CA in a couple weeks! FAR-West is a gathering of folks involved with “folk” music in the western part of the country including venues, DJs, festival presenters, artists, managers, and more. The other good news is that the evening showcase performances are open to the public!! I will be playing on Friday, Oct 17 at 9:30 pm along with a great group of artists including…. Admission is $15 per person
October is jam packed with awesome and starts off with a trip to the southeast, my beloved ol stompin grounds. Can’t wait to return to western North Carolina where I’ll be playing at the Purple Onion in Saluda and the UU of Transylvania County in Brevard. I’m excited for three wonderful house concerts (in Clinton, TN and Central, SC and Tacoma Park, MD) and all are open to folks from my mailing list. And then I get to two new places to me near Raleigh – both concerts are hosted by good friends in fabulous venues – the Sunset Lake Clubhouse in Holly Springs and 54 West in Graham. Woop!! Then I’ll race back to the west coast for the FAR-West conference and a couple more shows – opening for the great Peter Mulvey in Corvalis at the Majestic Theatre and playing a set at the Mt Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival in Eugene!!
I’m also thrilled to announce that we have set the date for another Caldera Songwriters Concert to benefit the Egan Warming Center in Eugene!! The show will be December 20 at Tsunami Books, a wonderful community gathering place. So if you’re anywhere near Eugene, I hope you’ll please save the date and help us raise money and gather warm things for the Egan Warming Center!
As always in my life as a touring artist, things slow down quite a bit in December and January. I’d love to stick around the northwest for some rest and reflection. If anyone in WA, OR, or northern CA has interest in hosting a concert during this time, holler at me at email@example.com!
3. OCTOBER SHOWS (the details)
Life is so uncertain…please call ahead!
10/2 – The Purple Onion – Saluda, NC. 828-749-1179. 16 Main St. A western NC favorite, the Purple Onion offers delicious food and live music on Thursday nights! All ages welcome. 7:30 pm.
10/3 – Pine Ridge House Concerts – Clinton, TN. Pine Ridge House Concerts is non-profit, casual, and intimate house concert venue in rural Clinton, Tennessee. Open to all. $15 suggested donation. Pot luck dinner, BYOB. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 8 pm.
10/4 – House Concert – Central, SC. Generously co-hosted by the Hekkings and Brysons. Open to all. $15 suggested donation. Please email email@example.com for info and reservations. 7 pm.
10/5 – UU of Transylvania County – Brevard, NC. 24 Varsity Street at South Broad. BW is thrilled to return to UU of Transylvania County for an evening of story and song! Tickets $10 UU members and in advance/$12 at door. UUTC 828-877-6121. 7 pm.
10/10 – Square in the Circle Concerts – Tacoma Park, MD. Please email squareintheCircle@gmail.com for info and reservations. $20 suggested donation. 8 pm.
10/11 – Concert at Sunset Lake Clubhouse – Holly Springs, NC. 5664 Sunset Lake Rd. The Sunset Lake Club House is located around a beautiful 125 acre lake in the southwestern corner of Wake County in the piedmont area of North Carolina. Hosted by Sandra Simpson, Janis Helms and Joan Charland. A donation of $15.00 per person is suggested for Beth’s performance. Seating is limited so please RSVP early to reserve your chair. Well behaved children are welcome and will be asked to be quiet during the concert. Parking is limited so please carpool with your friends if possible. Please call 919-818-5362 for info and reservations. 5:30 pm gathering/7 pm music.
10/12 – Six String Presents at 54 West – Graham, NC. 3960 Highway 54. The Six String Café in Cary North Carolina was one of the country’s top music listening rooms providing a comfortable home for music fans and traveling troubadours. Founder David Sardinha has now taken The Six String “show on the road” with Six String Presents! This concert will be held on the outdoor stage (weather permitting) at 54 West. Bring your friends for an early evening of music, food and fun! $10. Tix are available here: https://beth-wood.ticketbud.com/six-string-presents-an-evening-with-beth-wood-in-concert. 6 pm.
10/16-19 – Far West Folk Alliance Conference – Oakland, CA. Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) is the western region of Folk Alliance International including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Northwest Territory, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Yukon Territory. FAR-West fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance and related performing arts in the Western United States and Canada. FAR-West supports this mission through its annual conference each fall, one of five regional Folk Alliance Conferences. The annual FAR-West conference provides a three-day, music-filled weekend for the folk and acoustic music community to unite, exchange songs and ideas, re-charge and do business. BW is excited to return to the Far West conference! Showcases are open to the public for $15. More info at http://www.far-west.org/far-west-2014.html
10/25 – Majestic Theatre – Corvallis, OR. 115 SW 2nd Street. BW is honored to be opening for the great Peter Mulvey! Tickets $12 in advance/ $15 at the door. 7:30 pm.
10/26 – Mt Pisgah Arboretum Mushrom Festival – Eugene, OR. 34901 Frank Parrish Rd.The Mushroom Festival is a fund raiser to support the Arboretum’s environmetal education programs. Featuring a huge mushroom exhibit, live music, scarecrow contest, apple pressing, kids’ sctivities, great food & wine,arts, crafts, & books, free parking & shuttle. No dogs, please. Suggested Donation is $8 per person, children under 12 free. Take exit 189 off I-5, just south of Eugene-Springfield. Free shuttle from Civic Stadium every hour on the hour, and back from the Festival on the half hour! For more information, call 541-747-3817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The festival runs from 10 am – 5 pm. BW will play at 1 pm.
the beautiful view from back stage at Four Corners Folk Festival…
this is why i couldn’t wipe the smile off my face for days…this loving crowd at Four Corners Folk Fest! thanks Reggie for the photo
i got lost on my way to Guffey, CO but i didn’t care because this was waiting for me…ahhh aspens.
best group of stafff and instructors EVAH at the Sisters Americana Song Academy!
you wouldn’t believe how gorgeous The Atrium in Ft Collins was! It was like playing a house concert inside a rain forest (well ok, without the giant spiders)
we had so much fun rocking the Sisters Folk Fest!
and here are our rawk faces…pretty scary! i love how Peter looks totally normal because he rawks ALL THE DAMN TIME! 🙂
this was the most amazing Sunday Community Celebration in Sisters…I mean can someone please pinch me?!
4. THE FUTURE… I’m excited for some great shows in November. I’ll be playing at Artichoke Music, my favorite west coast listening room, where I’ll be joined by Kathryn Ann and Ara Lee, two amazing artists who blew me away with their performances recently! And then it’s off to California for some wonderful shows. Super Excited!
Thank you so much for reading and for supporting my musical journey. I couldn’t do it without you! I hope you enjoy this beautiful autumn and hope to see you out there on the road! With much gratitude from your fan
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